Tagged: standing room only

Don’t Mess With Texas

These
last few games have been tough to stomach.  It’s been hard watching a
contending team take on another one and lose 3 games in a row. 
Thankfully we haven’t lost all the ground we gained on Chicago because
Kansas City and Baltimore have been helping our cause.  I think they
secretly like the underdog team and just hate the White Sux too.  Who
can really blame them for that?

It’s been tough this year watching players get hurt and go on the DL
for extended periods of time.  The latest victims, Kevin Slowey (which
probably makes me the most saddened) and Ron Mahay.  Both were lost in
the same game, during another tough pill to swallow.  I don’t think the
Twins have been a team this year that should lose to the Angels. 
They’re not the same threat they were a year ago, but the Twins played
them like they were.  These and other teams like Texas are ones that we
have to stand up and fight to win.

Karlee and I fighting over TC.

Maybe the Twins need to take a page from Karlee and
fight tooth and nail over what’s important.  If they want to stay in
first place, they need to win games and win big games.  Win games when
Chicago loses and gain more ground than a mere 3.5 games.  Sooner or
later that small lead will be nothing if they don’t capitalize on it
early.  I know, I don’t really want to see yet another game 163, for
the third year in a row.  The regular season is long enough and
stressful enough.  Who needs a game chalk full of stress??

Joe Mauer checking his swing

Last weekend, I explored the option of Standing Room
Only tickets.  I’ll put it this way, they were not my favorite.  I like
keeping score and I’m short, so I have to stand in front in order to
see over people.  With that being said, we had to get their super early
in order to get what we considered to be a “good” spot (just to the
third base side behind home plate on the lower level)…and we waited
and waited some more for the game to start.  In the whole day (which we
opted for seats by the 6th inning, granted in the hot sun but seats
nonetheless) we spent probably 6 hours standing.  The game was around 4
hours long, and we were there when gates opened.  It was a long day for
sure.  If you don’t mind standing, those kind of tickets are fine, and
cheap.

Kevin Slowey pitching

One of the perks of being there so early on a
Saturday?  I got to watch the Twins take batting practice.  Not that
it’s terribly exciting, but it’s fun being able to stand down right by
the dug out and watch them.

Jim Thome is such a bad ***, he doesn’t need a glove!
Timmy (Scott Baker) and his not so good looking facial hair.
Jason Repko

We also got to check out TC take on a couple of the
Minnesota Wild hockey players in the home run contest.  (Josh Harding
and Clayton Stoner).  To put it nicely, Clayton Stoner should stick to
playing hockey.

All
in all, despite the heat, it was a nice day and tons of fun.  I’m
looking forward to when the Twins are at home again, and I can see them
live at Target Field (my second home) some more!  26 games hasn’t been
enough yet this season!  (For those who care and seem to ask every now
and then, my record is 21-5).  Bring on the Tigers and bring on some
more winning!

Hopefully the Twins can take on Texas tonight, deep in the heart of
Texas and beat the heat of Cliff Lee.  Cliff Lee (knock on wood) has
not won since his trade.  Let’s hope that lucky streak he’s got going,
continues and the Twins benefit from it tonight.  We’ve seem to have
good success against him so far this season (and in years’ past).  I’m
hoping for another L in Cliff Lee’s stats (even though he’s on my
fantasy team).

That’s it for now!  GO TWINS!